Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (4GB RAM, 64GB) is a slightly better phone than the Samsung Galaxy J6 Plus, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (4GB RAM, 64GB)!

Samsung Galaxy J6 Plus  Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
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Excellence Score
16.2
17.7
Value for Money Score
35.4
51.7
Price ₹ 13,600 onwards ₹ 9,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2018 Jan, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 Oreo, Upgradeable to Android 10No more updates expected Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoNo more updates expected
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1480 pixels (~ 274 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features Infinity Display, 2.5D Curved Glass IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, Reading mode, Colour Temperature Adjustment
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.4 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 425Ranked #121 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 625Ranked #79 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 308 Adreno 506
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB microUSB
Primary Camera 13MP + 5MP 13.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 13MP: F/1.9 Aperture, 5MP: F/2.2 Aperture, Panorama, HDR F/2.0 Aperture, BSI Sensor, 1.12um Pixel Size, 5P Lens, Phase Detection Autofocus, Dual-LED (dual tone) Flash, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Smile Detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 8.0MP 5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features LED flash, F/1.9 Aperture F/2.0 Aperture, Smart Pro Beautify, Face Recognition, Full HD Video Recording
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes (Wireless) Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.9 mmMedium 8.4 mmMedium
Weight 178 gmMedium 165 gmMedium
Width 76.9 mmInconvenient for one-handed use 76.0 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh 4100 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 23.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging Support
Included Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters Internet Usage Time (3G): Up to 13 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): Up to 16 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): Up to 16 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 15 hrs, Audio Playback Time: Up to 91 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration WiFi Display; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Nice, practical, appealing design
  • Easy to hold and operate, despite its big screen size of 6-inches
  • Lightweight (due to the plastic build)
  • Has a good grip in the hand
  • Galaxy J6+ sports a 6-inch HD+ Infinity display with a resolution of 1480 x 720 pixels - the display has good brightness levels, and is legible even under direct sunlight - nor does the display hurt your eyes while using in the dark at minimum brightness - it's a good display for watching videos
  • Samsung Experience UI is decent as far as custom Android UIs go and packs a lot of add-on features - assorted gestures, dual messenger mode, a blue light filter, game mode, easy mode, ultra data saving mode, S Bike Mode to improve on-road safety, S Power Planning for battery management, Emotify to create emoji avatars, and more
  • Good battery life - will comfortably give a day of use even with heavy usage
  • High-end, premium metal design, and excellent build quality - befitting a much more expensive phone
  • Fast fingerprint reader
  • Impressive, bright display, with great color accuracy
  • MIUI on top of Android works great, runs fast, and has excellent theming and customization options, making it easy to find the look you want
  • Powerful Spandragon 625 chipset ensures smooth, effortless performance all throughout
  • Pretty decent camera - although it tends to produce photos a little bit on the soft side - but overall it's good, and a significant improvement over the Redmi Note 3
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Top-notch battery life - again, improved even over the already very good Redmi Note 3 - even with heavy usage, you can get close to two full days out of it
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The plastic build can feel a bit cheap when you hold it in your hand though - there are other, more premium build devices in this price bracket
  • There’s a pattern of very tiny dots under the glass on the rear, and unfortunately it really highlights the amount of smudges that the phone picks up
  • The phone is also a bit on the heavy and unwieldy side for comfortable everyday use
  • The fingerprint sensor takes quite a bit of getting used to because it’s integrated into the power button on the side and is completely flush with the body in a very subtle recess - the positioning will not be very convenient for left-handed people specially - and when the phone is lying on a table, angling your fingers just right can prove to be awkward and frustrating
  • Face unlock is a bit of a hit-and-miss
  • However, unlike the earlier budget Samsung devices, the J6+ has an IPS LCD display panel, instead of a Super AMOLED panel - which means the blacks are not that black - having an AMOLED display even in budget brackets used to be one of the strengths of Samsung, so it's a little disappointing to see them moving away from it
  • There are also a lot of Samsung’s promotional apps and widgets though, that could have been avoided
  • Another major annoyance is that with two SIMs inserted, Samsung’s SMS app shows two tiny send buttons right next to one another, and you have to be very careful about which one you are hitting when sending messages
  • The performance from the Snapdragon 425 processor, is pretty mediocre, even with 4GB of RAM - this is definitely not a device you can push a lot - there are lags everywhere - heavy apps, and gaming, is not a good experience - if you have basic use case (making calls, keeping up on social media, replying to emails) it will suffice, else you will be much better off looking elsewhere - most other good phones at this price level vastly outclass the J6+
  • Average dual rear camera setup - there is especially a lot of detail loss and noise in low light situations - well lit situations are also not that great - bokeh shots are decent though
  • Average front camera - there is a loss of detail in well-lit shots and the colour reproduction is inaccurate - in low light conditions, the front camera performs even worse - low light images are often washed out and lack details
  • Videos come out looking pretty shaky
  • Shutter lag is an issue with both rear and front cameras
  • The built-in speaker is pretty harsh and screechy at higher volumes
  • Slow charging speed - takes about an hour to get from 0 to 30%
  • Samsung Galaxy J6+ doesn't have a lot going for it other than a decent battery - especially the performance is just not competitive - it will have a tough time competing with other smartphones in this price bracket
  • Audio quality via headphones is average
  • Doesn't use the new USB-C standard
Expert Reviews
  1. The performance is just not competitive at all as compared to other smartphones in this price segment
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  2. Priced on a higher side and you have much better options in online e-commerce market
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. Does a decent job, but there’s nothing here to really bowl you over
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  4. The new Galaxy J phones are average at best
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
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